Portable Compactors

The portable compactor is our most popular compactor. They are ideal for sites that generate large volumes of dry recyclables and residual waste, improving the overall housekeeping. Our portable compactors come in many sizes and shapes and can help your facility optimise transport loads, saving you transport costs and reducing your impact on the environment.

Compacting Waste & Time

Bywaters specialises in compaction equipment, and holds the largest stock in the London area. We offer 14, 18, 26 and 32 cubic yard portable compactors for dry recyclables and residual waste. However, our Byspoke engineering service allows us to create a bespoke solution to any complex requirements.

Cramped loading bays and waste rooms crowded with bins and skips are often overlooked. These issues can cause ongoing issues, such as higher waste collection frequencies, unpleasant odours and waste leaks. Our range of portable compactors are the ideal alternative to bins and skips. They can compact up to 160 cubic yards of waste, reduce waste collection frequencies and are 100% leak proof (factory tested). 

All our portable compactors are available with an automatic bin lift, compatible with our wheelie bins, that can be quickly loaded through waist-high, lockable, side or front loading doors. In addition, the compactors are available with a single-phase or three-phase power supply.

Compactor Specifications

14 Yard Skip Compactor

• Capacity from 7 to 13 m3 (9 to 15 yd3)
• 100% leak-proof
• Watertight (tested at factory)
• 28 second cycle time
• 2 rollers on rear option for manoeuvring
• Pressing force 26 – 36 tonnes depending on model
• Integrated bin-lifter option for 240 – 1100 litre bins
• Self-cleaning pendulum piston clears the hopper
• No cleaning behind press-ram required
• Ozone generator to eliminate smells
• Drain plug to drain off liquids
 
 

14 Yard Baby Hook Compactor

• Capacity from 7 to 13 m³ (9 to 15 yd³)
• 100% leak-proof
• Watertight (tested at factory
• 28 second cycle time
• Integrated bin-lifter option for 240/ 1100 litre bins
• Self-cleaning pendulum piston clears the hopper
• 2 rollers
• No cleaning behind press-ram required
• Ozone generator to eliminate smells
• Drain plug to drain off liquids
 
 
 
 

18 Yard Compactor

• Capacity from 14 to 20 m³ (18 to 26 yd³)
• 100% leak-proof
• Watertight (tested at factory
• 2 or 4 rollers
• Hook on rear door option
• Integrated bin-lifter option for 240/ 1100 litre bins
• Self-cleaning radial ram clears the hopper
• Safety fences optional
• No cleaning behind press-ram required
• Ozone generator to eliminate smells
• Drain plug to drain off liquids
• Under-floor tank option to retain liquid
• Feeding options: hand-loaded, bin-lifter, enclosed hopper

26 Yard Dock Compactor

• Largest feed aperture at 1800mm x 1700mm
• Capacity from 14 to 20m³ (18 to 26 yd³)
• 36 second cycle time
• integrated bin-lifter option for 240/ 1100 litre bins
• Hook on front and back (reversible):
can be picked up from both ends
• 2 or 4 rollers
• Safety fences optional
• No cleaning behind press-ram required
• Optional ozone generator to eliminate smells
 
 

14 Yard Skip Compactor

• Capacity from 14 to 26 m3 (18 to 34 yd3
• 100% leak-proof
• Watertight (tested at factory)
• 2 or 4 rollers
• Hook on rear door
• Integrated bin-lifter option for 240 – 1100 litre bins
• Self-cleaning radial ram clears the hopper
• No cleaning behind press-ram required
• Low-height option for basements
• Ozone generator to eliminate smells
• Drain plug to drain off liquids
• Under-floor tank option to retain liquids

Bywaters’ highly skilled engineers can design a bespoke portable compactor for your operations. Our compactors are extremely versatile and may be equipped with a variety of add-ons to increase convenience and make collections easier. The compactors can be customised to include:

– Different containers for storage
– Different hoppers for accessibility
– Different shoots for utility
– Different intakes for readiness
– Custom designs for branding and image

Compactor Hire FAQs

Using our compactor hire service limits the amount of storage space you need onsite. Able to hold large amounts of waste, a compactor will also reduce the number of trips you need to make back and forth to empty the container, saving time, money and reducing your business’s carbon footprint.

A compactor has a hydraulic metal ram at the top of the container which crushes the waste to reduce its surface area. Once the operator has loaded the compactor and secured it, the ram is activated and compacting begins.

Most material can be compacted, but there are some exceptions. Toxic flammable and explosive materials, batteries and liquids should never enter a compactor, as the pressure applied during the process can result in destruction and injury.

Compactor enquiry

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